10th annual SPCA Dog Jog and 5K Run a success

Posted at 12:41 AM, Mar 25, 2012
and last updated 2012-03-25 00:41:41-04

Countless homeless dogs and cats will soon have a warm place to sleep thanks to the support of the SPCA’s 10th annual Dog Jog and 5K Run.

The event was held Saturday morning at the Richmond SPCA. The turnout was fantastic, despite the rain. More than 500 people and their beloved pets walked the route.

The SPCA says they were able to raise more than $139,000 to care for homeless animals in Richmond. That’s $8,000 more than their goal.

CBS 6 anchor and reporter Greg McQuade emceed the event.

5K Finishers – Top overall

Male: Chris Carrier, 27 (top finisher for the last four years), with a time of 15:59

Female: Maureen Ackerly, 43, with a time of 18:49

Nearly 30 pets were micro-chipped at the Pet Wellness Tent.